• February 9, 2018 - February 10, 2018
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to create a kinesthetic, student- centered, proficiency-based classroom. This workshop explores how understanding National Standards and proficiency-based instruction strategies can create an interactive, student-centered classroom.   Workshop includes: Application of State &National Standards Strategies for eliciting student production Techniques for high student engagement Exploration of the 100% second language environment   OWL1 Foundations- (more…)


  • February 16, 2018 - February 17, 2018
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to create a kinesthetic, student- centered, proficiency-based classroom. This workshop explores how understanding National Standards and proficiency-based instruction strategies can create an interactive, student-centered classroom.   Workshop includes: Application of State &National Standards Strategies for eliciting student production Techniques for high student engagement Exploration of the 100% second language environment   OWL1 Foundations- (more…)


  • East Coast
    February 21, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • West Coast
    February 21, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This session will encourage participants to think about the techniques and strategies they have learned about and implemented in their practice, and how they may apply to the development of new games and activities, as well as the review of existing ones. We will explore all three modes of communication: Interpersonal , Presentational and Interpretive (more…)


  • February 23, 2018 - February 24, 2018
    7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

This workshop is designed for participants who want to develop systems to support proficiency-based learning. Through further exploration of the strategies & techniques introduced in the Foundations workshop, we go deeper into how to create a space for acquisition. Goals: Development of student-centered curriculum Integration of student interest in lesson planning through Threads & Progressions (more…)


  • March 8, 2018
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

See students and teachers in action in this all-day OWL Visitation Days! Participants will spend time in student-centered, proficiency-based classes observing strategies and techniques for a variety of levels. See how movement, pairings and groupings, speaking and literacy are cohesively brought together in one class period. Classes will be in Spanish, however, debriefs will be (more…)


  • March 9, 2018 - March 10, 2018
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Designed for the teacher who is seeking collegiality and support systems, this workshop encourages reflection of practice and collaboration of ideas. By looking at student work and discussing the elements of proficiency-based practice, participants utilize effective teacher discourse to move forward in their practice. Further development and collaboration pushes participants closer towards creating student-empowered environments. (more…)


  • East Coast
    March 14, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • East Coast
    March 28, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • East Coast
    April 11, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • East Coast
    April 25, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • West Coast
    March 14, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • West Coast
    March 28, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • West Coast
    April 11, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • West Coast
    April 25, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This four-week series will provide you with all the tools necessary for an organized and confident end to the school year! Designed for both new and experienced OWL’ers, each week we will discover and explore resources guaranteed to leave you assured and with fresh ideas. Staying in the Target Language with Teacher for A Day (more…)


  • East Coast
    March 14, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • West Coast
    March 14, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join in on this session learn how to create a true presentational assessment for your students by putting them front and center in the circle as the Teacher for a Day. We will share the building blocks of how to set up the system in your classroom as well as all the resources you will (more…)


  • East Coast
    March 28, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • West Coast
    March 28, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

How many of you would like to be able to know and demonstrate your students growth in the language? This session will clarify the difference between a performance and proficiency assessment, while offering examples and samples of proficiency assessments used in the classroom. Perfect timing for the end of the year as you are preparing (more…)


  • East Coast
    April 11, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • West Coast
    April 11, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

As we near the end of the year, schedules get busier and the flow of our classes may be interrupted with outside opportunities and fun our students hold dear in other discipline areas and extra curricular activities. In this session we will focus on how to maintain movement, play and community-focused language development. Join us (more…)